It’s not really rocket science. We all have the ability and responsibility to create deep and lasting happiness in our lives. It starts with the decision each of us makes that we want and deserve to be happy. What happened yesterday doesn’t matter. Today we can make a new decision to be who we want to be and lead the life we choose. Here’s how:

  1. Engage in life. Think about what you treasure and pursue it. Decide what gives you the most pleasure, gratification and/or satisfaction. Do the things that you enjoy and that you are passionate about. Spend time with positive people. Give to others. Don’t let others define who you are and what you can and can’t do. Laugh more. Put energy into being the best you can be.
  2. Live healthy. Eat right. Drink lots of water. Be more active – it’s great therapy. Read, meditate, pray. When you pay attention to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs, you will experience more positive energy and renewal.

Believe in you. Live life today. The past does not own you. You own your future. Build your own journey, not just one experience. Navigate on the road of life with a sense of curiosity, confidence, and zest. Remember, self-love is not selfish. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face… You must do that which you think you cannot do… The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream.”